April 2022

On every playground since the late 1800s children have been daring one another. Each challenge could then be double-dog dared, triple-dog dared, quadruple-dog dared, then it all commenced into cursing! 

Our 2022 theme is Be Daring.

From one playground kid to another, I double-dog dare you to be brave for young families in our community. I triple-dog dare you to dream a big dream with us for young children. I quadruple-dog dare you to believe in the magic that happens in early childhood through our mission. I will not curse at you now (or yet) because I know the bravery each of you holds in your hearts for our work. 

With spring upon us in full force, and the plants budding so rapidly I can almost hear them, I feel renewed in our mission to ensure school readiness, empower families and build strong futures. Graduation is approaching, and our little budding architects, engineers, nurses, artists, and accountants are taking off into the world soon. They couldn’t have done that without many of you. 

I am daring to be hopeful about our future at Giraffe Laugh. We are in the process of a strategic plan, and if you haven’t had a chance to give us your feedback, I dare you to take a moment and make your voice heard by participating in our process. 

Please know how important our combined vision is to the work we are encouraged to do in the future. Please click on this link to fill out your survey. It should only take a few minutes to complete. 

Happy spring, everyone! I’ll see you on the playground soon. I’ll be the one on a horse in a yellow dress, asking you to be daring, right alongside me. 

Learn More About Giraffe Laugh!

We can see the future from here!

Giraffe Laugh is a local nonprofit that provides early childhood education and nurturing to 170 Treasure Valley children annually by ensuring school readiness, empowering families, and building strong futures.

Giraffe Laugh has two full-time programs that serve children 0-5 years old, a full-time preschool program that serves children 3.5-5 years old, and a summer program that serves children that are of school-age.